On June 24, we had the pleasure of hosting 12 high school students from Carroll Community College's Explore STEM summer program and six student leaders-in-training from the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster.
The hospital was one of several county organizations the Explore STEM participants toured to learn about the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers found in our community, and the tour was the latest in a collaboration the hospital has with the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster to offer members and their families information and education about health and wellness.
We enjoyed introducing students to the great career opportunities that our hospital has to offer, not only in the medical field, but also in the science and technology fields.
Students began the day with an overview from Human Resources staff on the various health care careers available, as well as tips on job shadowing and internships.
Then students took a tour of several departments in the hospital, including the data center in the Information Systems department; the hospital lab, including the blood bank, phlebotomy, microbiology, chemistry, histology and pathology; and the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) control room.
We hope our tour gave students more insight to the variety of careers that can be found in a hospital setting. To learn more visit our Careers in Health Care page.
Photo 1: Systems engineer Jon Roenick gives a tour of the hospital's data center.
Photo 2: Lab med technologist Cheryl Evans shows the students around the hospital's lab.